James Muscarello has been a sculptor, writer, designer and movie fanboy for a really long time. When he isn't doing sculpts for a toy company or working as a freelance commercial fabricator he's dreaming grand dreams about the next big thing. He also moonlights as a copy editor for his wife, Kiara.
“Filmmaking is a miracle of collaboration.”
– James McAvoy
Steve Ziolkowski is the fellow behind this venture. With over 20 years of experience doing visual effects for movies, theme park attractions and commercials, he decided to make a film himself. When the VFX industry started leaving Los Angeles for points abroad, Steve decided to have a go at making small, five minutes short films and created Chronophotograph, a truly collaborative venture.
Chronophotograph is an experiment of sorts, a side project that blossomed into something much, much more. In 2009 we set out to make a film unlike anything seen before; a steampunk silent movie that used vintage storytelling techniques married to modern cinematic sensibility. The results were fantastic, and now it's been entered into several festivals across the country! And that was just the beginning.
We are now attempting to make several short films for 2014 ranging from horror to science fiction. One has already been completed, and The Negative is shooting June 14th and 15th!
Scott Anthony Gould is an actor and music producer who works under the alias "Dub Mechanics," mixing it up in Hollywood for well over a decade. Recently he created his own niche company that produces innovative music for licensing in film and television called Revv Shop Tracks. His love of film and the craft carried him into the role of an associate producer.
Kiara Leistikow is a painter, novelist and short story author with a facination for bad seventies horror films and Rod Serling. Currently at work on three different books, it's her imagination that has inspired some of the projects we're developing.
Terry Michael Huud is an award winning composer who operates his own studio in Hollywood where he composes and experiments in a variety of musical styles and techniques. Music4the movies is where he hangs his hat. His musical contribution to 1873 is what made the silent film experience what it is.
Joey Marsocci is a genius when it comes to props, creatures and practical model making for use in museums, themed attractions and film. Working for several years under the moniker of Doctor Grymm within the steampunk community, he's started branching out into other avenues with his own, unique twist.